PRESIDENT'S BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Minutes May 24, 2001

Approved as Corrected, September 6, 2001

MEMBERS PRESENT

STAFF PRESENT

MEMBERS ABSENT

STAFF ABSENT

AGENDA

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Bernie Goldstein brought the meeting to order at 8:04AM. Dennis Harris moved and Melinda Barnard seconded a motion to approve the proposed agenda. The agenda was passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: March 8, 2001

Goldstein asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the April 5, 2001 meeting. Steve Wilson moved and Gloria Ogg seconded the motion. The minutes were approved with one dissenting vote from Harris. Those not in attendance for the April 5, 2001 meeting abstained.

GOVERNOR?S BUDGET: MAY REVISION

(Please see the May 24, 2001 Agenda Packet for this document)

Larry Schlereth presented this item. The May Revision is not final and will be adjusted before a final budget is reached. Some of the line items will be restricted for very specific purposes while others will not. Compensation, instructional equipment, and deferred maintenance will have the biggest affect on our campus. The natural gas line item is good, however this does not address the electric portion of utilities. Barnard feels a proportionate amount of growth money should go to Academic Affairs if utility dollars materialize.

LIKELY CSU MANDATES AND SSU UNIVERSITY-WIDE ITEMS 2000-2001

(Please see the May 24, 2001 Agenda Packet for this document)

Schlereth informed Members that our campus would get roughly $2.5 million dollars for growth in the coming year, however the items on this list represent 50% of new growth dollars. Phil McGough raised his concern that the number of part-time faculty rose last year. Schlereth indicated that Academic Affairs received enough money to maintain a 20:1 SFR with tenure-track faculty, the temporary faculty should turn into full-time this year. McGough is dismayed that more and more growth money is being used for CSU mandates. Bill Barnier asked what the status of the Educational Mentoring Teams program is. Schlereth informed the committee that $100,000 will be absorbed by Academic Affairs and an additional $100,000 will be bridged this year. The bridge is currently being developed. Barnier asked if the VPBAC has reviewed this plan. Goldstein indicated they had not yet discussed this item. Catherine Nelson asked where Academic Affairs is proposing to get the $100,000. Goldstein indicated growth dollars would be used. Rick Luttmann noted that the EMT program has been tolerated because Academic Affairs has not had to pay for the program. Now that EMT is will be funded through Academic Affairs he said the program will be much cheaper to deliver. Melinda Barnard said "a line in the sand" is being drawn over EMT. She continued that if the PBAC can discuss funding plans for this, the issues will be much easier to manage. McGough does not feel the question should be whether to keep EMT, but rather what should be done for incoming freshmen. Nelson feels many of the topics taught in EMT are not academic, but deal with housing and living issues. She feels it makes sense that housing pay for this program. Schlereth noted that if credit was not given for this course, then housing could pay. Goldstein feels the President is not inflexible to making changes to the program as long the program remains to help retention among freshmen.

Katie Pierce feels the minimum dollars needed to maintain a 20:1 SFR in the Fall would be $590,000 to Academic Affairs. Schlereth feels this can be achieved, but not much more. Barnard asked if the classroom renovation project would proceed. Schlereth said it would, but noted it would be reviewed again for next year. Barnier asked what is being done to alleviate the faculty office issues. Schlereth indicated that if part-time faculty move to full-time faculty, we would have a shortage of office space. The Deans are currently working on a plan to resolve this issue. Schlereth said a pricetag for this project would be forthcoming.

ITEMS FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

Goldstein adjourned the meeting at 9:50am.


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